Premier League Return Ruled Out For Former Arsenal Fan Favourite

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Former Arsenal star Thomas Vermaelen will not be making a return to the Premier League despite a disastrous start to his Barcelona career…

Despite a woeful first season in La Liga, former Arsenal star Thomas Vermaelen will not be making a return to the Premier League any time soon, according to talkSPORT.

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The 29-year-old hasn’t made a good start to life in Spain, with injuries plaguing him constantly since his switch from the Emirates this Summer.

He is injured again at the moment, and looks set to be out until March. This has prompted rumours that the Belgian could be on his way straight back out of the club that signed him just six months ago, whether it be on a permanent basis or a short term deal.

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has rubbished reports that their summer signing is nearing an exit however, and has stood by the decision to sign him from the Gunners.

“All signings are made by the technical team, and Vermaelen was a collective decision,” he said.

“He has undeniable quality. He will play again at the end of the season, and he will bring a lot in the following years. He is a great player and will help the defence a lot.”

He was a fan favourite at Arsenal for years, but a severe dip in form and a host of injury problems saw him fall from grace. It appears now as though Arsene Wenger cashed in on his former captain at just the right time.

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